Brent Cairns
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Suburb
Kaiapoi
Post / Zip Code
7630
I am a...
Community Gardener
I can offer
Gardening advice, Lead a workshop, Grafting service, Permaculture design
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Food Forest
I am interested in...
Learning, Seed Savers, Food Forest
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Starting on the 16th September 2017 we have developed a Community Food Forest in Kaiapoi...taking land that after the earthquakes of 2010-2011 was deemed unsuitable for continued residential occupation...

In one year one 1.5 acres of land, on a shoe string budget, over 800 trees and plants have been donated (over 30 types of heritage apples)...500 m3 of mulch, 450 lineal metres of borders have been installed...this year the food forest created by a group of volunteers will provide around 3000kilos of food.. when mature it will produce over 10000 kilos.

We have a growing number of schools and groups visit, wanting to learn about how we are growing food sustainably the permaculture way...
We want to create a food forest like no others...we have a vision - CONNECT - EDUCATE - NOURISH and INSPIRE
We want to develop a place where people will come and picnic, gather with friends and family and wander around and forage for all types of food

You can learn more by visiting our website http://kai.net.nz or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KAIintoKAIAPOI
You can watch a short progress video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P47KeNTYWN0
You can visit the food forest which is on the corner of Cass and Meadow Streets, Kaiapoi

The food forest is an exemplar in Growing Food - Growing Community
Brent Cairns
Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust Chair

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